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Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area

The Kwando-Linyanti - excellent for wildlife.

There is big game...

...as well as fantastic birdlife.

... the younger generation.

The river is great for activities like canoeing...

...and beautiful landscapes.

Kwando-Linyanti area

Reviews of safaris to Kwando-Linyanti area

605 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Kwando-Linyanti.

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cyk
London

"May 2024 trip to Botswana and South Africa"

I visited Botswana and 3 other countries between 11 May 2024 and 3 Jun 2024
"This was the BEST trip of our lives.

It was everything we had hoped for and more. So many memories and new experiences.

Maruska met and exceeded our brief, and we can't thank her enough for her time, suggestions and recommendations." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Ms B
Florida, US

"Our seventh trip to Africa"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 27 Apr 2024 and 25 May 2024
"This was our seventh trip to Africa since 2016, which we decided to split between Zimbabwe and Botswana. Some of our friends have asked us whether we haven’t seen enough of Africa by now. I’m fully aware of the fact that there are countries in Africa that aren’t safe and better avoided, but our answer would be: no, we haven’t. As strange as it may sound, visiting Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya has always felt to us like coming home. And this is due not just to the charismatic megafauna that can be experienced here, but to the people living here. In our seven trips we have spent more than half a year in Africa, and we have only experienced a healthy curiosity, kindness and open-mindedness.

That said, as outlined above in the detailed comments on individual camps, this trip wasn’t short on highlights in terms of wildlife sightings, but I would like to add a few general remarks.

Shortly before our trip, President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe declared a national desaster because of the drought experienced in the previous rainy season. Considering that Zimbabwe has a government with a questionable reputation and a poor economy, we were a bit apprehensive about coming here. But our worries were unfounded. Granted, en route to our first camp, we drove through villages with hundreds of people gathering around big bags of cornmeal donated by the UN. We were told that if this country would be run by a decent and effective government, this desperate step wouldn’t have been necessary.

Given these rather bleak economic circumstances it is all the more astounding that whoever we met along the way was kind-hearted and of good spirits.

Shortly before our trip, Botswana’s president Masisi jokingly threatened to send 10,000 elephants to London’s Hyde Park and 20,000 elephants to Germany, because allegedly, they have too many of them. Without question, there is evidence for human-elephant conflict, but I doubt whether the solution is to allow trophy hunting (Botswana re-introduced trophy hunting in 2019 after a five-year ban).

When I raised this subject in Zimbabwe, everybody had an opinion on this controversial topic, whereas in Botswana, they would rather not talk about it.


Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I have nothing but praise for all the freely given advice before the trip and the organization of the trips themselves." Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs M & Mr D
Germany

"My Nov 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 29 Nov 2023 and 7 Dec 2023
"Perfect in every way, and this from the moment we started planning with Lucy.

The people behind Expert Africa really understand their business. We are therefore already looking forward our next trip.


Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, as the commitment and support from Lucy and Expert Africa was outstanding" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Miss K
Kent

"My Nov 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 14 Nov 2023 and 25 Nov 2023
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr D.
Edinburgh

"My Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 9 Oct 2023 and 17 Oct 2023
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
Dartmouth

"My Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 6 Oct 2023 and 24 Oct 2023
"Over several trips we have come to rely upon Expert Africa and they never disappoint." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Pete & Nancy
Stockton

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 5 Oct 2023 and 2 Nov 2023
"In terms of game viewing experience, quality of accommodations, ease of connecting between camps and overall enjoyment this is the best safari experience we’ve had.

Expert Africa took care of all the details once we landed in Africa, and when we had a flight delay between camps due to weather, our flight schedule and accommodation for an extra night in camp were organized for us without a hitch.

The quality of every camp was just as we expected. The quality of guiding was the highest we’ve experienced. And even after a month of travel we never tired of the delicious and varied menu options.

Expert Africa took care of every detail and Wilderness (plus Green Safaris for one camp) came through in every camp.

The other companies that provided ground and air transportation between countries or camp-to-camp were also efficient and convenient. Excellent trip!" Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
The Digsters
UK

"Botswana Sep 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 27 Sep 2023 and 6 Oct 2023
"A very special trip to a very special place.

Well organised, lovely accommodation.

Transfers all worked, although one was a bit tight. One of the camps, Selinda Explorers is a new favourite!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs W
Croydon

"Our Botswana Sep 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 20 Sep 2023 and 2 Oct 2023
"The whole trip was very well organised by Lucy, went very smoothly in Africa and was very much enjoyed. Unfortunately, our outward BA flight was delayed by over three hours and so we missed our Airlink connecting flight from Johannesburg to Maun but fortunately we were rebooked onto a later flight. Thanks to Lucy for reacting so quickly to our email, warning Airlink of the situation and ensuring Mack Air and our first camp at Lagoon were also aware. The service on the flights to and from Maun on Airlink was very good.

We stayed at four Kwando camps: Lagoon, Lebala, Mma Dinare and Splash. All provided very good and comfortable accommodation, food and facilities, friendly, welcoming and helpful staff; and, most importantly, excellent guiding and tracking, with plenty of time to view what was going on. It was good to be able to drive off road at all the camps which added immeasurably to the sightings; and it was rare for there to be more than one or two vehicles in one place at the same time.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip, our fourth with Expert Africa, and it met our objectives in terms of the animals we particularly wanted to see this time (cheetah and wild dogs) although we saw a very broad range of animals and birds." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G.
Egham

"My Sep 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 8 Sep 2023 and 19 Sep 2023
"The trip as a whole worked really well.

The guidance received from Expert Africa was very helpful in deciding which camps we visited and all of them met or exceeded our expectations.

The arrangements in Botswana all worked efficiently." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Kwando-Linyanti

Our suggestions for safari camps in Kwando-Linyanti area


Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

Within the vast Kwando Reserve, renowned for its wild dogs, Lagoon Camp offers excellent game viewing that focuses on predators.


95% (269 reviews)
Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp

With enthusiastic guides and trackers, Lebala – in a vast private reserve – is particularly well-placed for seeking wild dogs.


95% (199 reviews)
Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp

In an attractive area that is particularly rich in game between June and November, the luxurious Selinda Camp caters particularly well for photographers.


96% (67 reviews)
DumaTau Camp

DumaTau

DumaTau, in the private Linyanti Reserve, offers game drives, seasonal boat cruises and walks. Wildlife safaris here are quite seasonal, and are at their best during the height of the dry season, between June and October.


95% (52 reviews)
Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp

An increasingly rare find in Botswana, Linyanti Bush Camp blends relative simplicity with numerous activities and very good guiding.


90% (40 reviews)
Selinda Explorers Camp

Selinda Explorers Camp

The luxurious, traditional tented Selinda Explorers Camp offers a mix of walking, canoeing and game drives led by really top notch guides in a game-rich area.


98% (29 reviews)
Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

For years the Savuti Channel ran dry, but it's now flowing again and this newly refurbished, 7-room lodge has pride of place to witness the spectacle.


97% (25 reviews)
Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp

Zarafa is an exclusive camp overlooking the scenic Zibadianja Lagoon within the Selinda Reserve, a particularly game-rich area between June and early November.


100% (19 reviews)
Kings Pool

Kings Pool

King’s Pool is a top-end luxury safari camp with a price tag to match; the game viewing can be very good during the dry season.


78% (9 reviews)
Linyanti Ebony

Linyanti Ebony

Independently owned and run, the small Linyanti Ebony sits on the same site as Linyanti Bush Camp, with similarly high standards of guiding, and a strong emphasis on the wildlife experience.


100% (5 reviews)
Okavango Explorers Camp

Okavango Explorers

The traditional, tented Okavango Explorers Camp offers a mix of walking, canoeing and game drives led by great guides in a wildlife-rich area.


90% (2 reviews)
Little DumaTau

Little DumaTau

Small and sophisticated, Little DumaTau lies adjacent to its larger sibling in the private Linyanti Reserve, overlooking a beautiful lagoon.


100% (2 reviews)
Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Tip-top guiding. In tune with the habitat. Down-to-earth, authentic camp comfort. A place of wilderness safari harmony.


100% (2 reviews)

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